The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 65 75 84
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 0.20% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£225 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% -17.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +22.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
588 738 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.28% 73.51% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 343 268
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing.

1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
2 4 (44.44%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) WinRunner
2 4 (44.44%) TestDirector
2 4 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Node.js
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
5 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 1 (11.11%) Twitter
5 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
5 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (11.11%) Grunt
5 1 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (11.11%) Bower
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) WinRunner
1 4 (44.44%) TestDirector
1 4 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
3 1 (11.11%) Grunt
3 1 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (11.11%) Bower
3 1 (11.11%) JBehave
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) JSUnit
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Tester
1 4 (44.44%) Applications Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Web Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) Google Maps API
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) Kanban
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter
2 1 (11.11%) Google